FPE Matte Oil Wallpaint provides a classic suede-like wall finish in a durable oil-based paint. For interior use only, Matte Oil is recommended primarily for walls and ceilings. Matte Oil Wallpaint dries to a beautiful, non reflective, dead-flat finish, particularly attractive when contrasted with HOLLANDLAC Brilliant or Satin Enamel finishes on doors, windows and trim. For walls where ease of maintenance is a factor, such as children’s rooms, dens and kitchens, we recommend EUROLUX Acrylic Wall Paint.
Although Matte Oil Wallpaint does not require a primer when applied over clean previously painted flat oil surfaces in good condition, it is easier to apply and will yield a better appearance and longer life when applied to walls which have been primed with FPE Oil Primer/Undercoat.
(New wallboard may require priming with Eurolux Primer before priming with oil primer) Easily applied (as easy as latex), the unique elastic properties of Matte Wallpaint help bridge small cracks and hide surface flaws. This unusual concealing quality is especially desirable when paint surfaces which are in less than perfect condition, such as those found in older homes.
Due to its special binders, Matte Wallpaint is especially suitable for use in rooms subject to humidity variation, such as bathrooms. Unlike a gloss finish, Matte Wallpaint will absorb and then slowly release abnormal levels of moisture. Thus, the possibility of ceiling water spots is minimized.
Matte Oil Wallpaint is available in whites, off-whites and mid-tone colors from all FPE color tools as well as custom colors.
Fine Paints of Europe sells paint systems. We do not sell individual products for use with primers from other manufacturers. Please make certain that you are using the correct Fine Paints of Europe primer specified for your coating.
Coverage rates with Fine Paints of Europe are dramatically better than with domestic coatings when used with one of our "high build- high tooth” primers. Never apply a Fine Paints of Europe paint to a surface which has been primed with a sealer such as Shellac, Bin™ or Kilz™. These are fine products when used for their intended purpose but they do not provide adequate friction for great adhesion with our coatings.
Walls should be pole sanded (220 grit) and/or primed before applying Matte Wallpaint. An average room can be pole sanded in one hour.
Tools: Use first quality, clean roller (we recommend professional quality roller covers) with 3/8” nap. Utilize long-handled roller for paint economy and easy application.
New, unpainted walls and ceilings: After surface preparation (sanding, etc) and cleaning, apply a primer coat of FPE Oil Primer/Undercoat to new plastered walls. (If this primer coat is absorbed, the walls should be reprimed with FPE Oil Primer/Undercoat to achieve a uniform film build.) On new sheetrock, prime with EUROLUX Primer/Undercoat prior to the application of FPE Oil Primer. Allow over-night drying between coats.
On surfaces previously painted with oil-based or latex paint: Painted surfaces which are sound and do not need significant sanding or scraping may be painted with two coats of Matte Wall Paint following a light pole sanding and thorough cleaning to remove dust and foreign material. Painted surfaces which do require heavy sanding or scraping should be cleaned and then primed with FPE Oil Primer/Undercoat or EUROLUX odorless primer prior to the application of two finishes of Matte wall Paint. Allow overnight drying between coats. Work area should always be well ventilated.
On surfaces previously painted with calcimine: Painting over inexpensive calcimine paint has long been problematic because of its hard to stick to, chalky surface.
Fine Paints of Europe has developed the perfect solution to this problem in our Calcimine Undercoat and Calcimine Recoater offerings, namely our Oil Primer and Matte Oil.
These two products are specifically designed to penetrate deep into the binder-less calcimine and add back the missing binder.
No sanding necessary, simply roll on one coat of Calcimine Undercoater, followed by two topcoats of Calcimine Recoater. This system’s ability to "laminate” will reinforce and stabilize calcimine’s delicate film.
Oil Primer and Matte Oil are highly effective for calcimine surfaces. These two products are offered as a calcimine primer and calcimine recoater and are specially formulated to add years of service and polish back to your walls.
Matte Wall Paint is not as scrubbable as Eurolux Acrylic Wall Paint. After thirty days cure time, this finish may be washed with mild powdered detergent and warm water. Rinse and buff lightly with towel to restore matte finish. Please note that dark colors burnish (turn shiny) if rubbed excessively. For non-burnishing matte colors specify
For aesthetic and financial reasons, Matte Wall Paint should be rolled with a long-handled roller to produce a thin, even film. Do not reload roller until it is almost dry.
- .5L container covers 56 square feet
- 2.5L container covers 280 square feet
- Binder: Glyceropentaphtalic resins
- Pigments: Titanium dioxide, calcium sulphate and silica
- Solvent: Mineral Spirits
- Specular gloss (60°/85°): 5/5
- Recommended film thickness:
- wet: 100 microns/coat
- dry: 42 microns/coat
- Drying Time: Recoatable in 8 – 24 hours depending upon humidity
- Light reflectance: 94%
Custom Tinting - we are pleased to match any color from any manufacturer at the same price as our standard proprietary colors.
* Under normal environmental conditions, this product requires no thinning. Clean up with FPE Mineral Spirits.
*2.5 liter Eurogallon not available in California.
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